Since the 1820s, various forms of public transportation have come and gone throughout the world, making an impact not only on how we travel but also on today’s general structuring of cities. As the earliest bus services started springing up all over the world, getting from point A to point B became easier than ever, furthering the divide between urban city centers and suburban neighborhoods.

Technological advances gave way to an evolution of public transit systems that started with horse-drawn cars and developed into cable cars, heavy- and light-rail systems, and eventually electric and self-driving buses.

Check out the following infographic about the history of public transportation is brought to you by GOGO Charters to find out how all of this history comes together to form the public transit systems we know today.

GOGO Charters - the history of public transportation infographic

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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